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Central Region appeals for extension of NIA registration

Scores of prospective registrants for the Ghana Card in the Cape Coast Metropolis have appealed to the National Identification Authority (NIA) to extend the registration period to allow more people to get registered. According to them, many people may not be able to register due to the increasing number of …

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NCA only afforded $4m for Pegasus equipment – Tevie

William Tetteh Tevie, former Director General, National Communication Authority (NCA) on Tuesday said although the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) requested for $8 million dollars for the Pegasus machine, the NCA could only afford $4 million. According to Tevie, although the $4 million was spent by the board on the …

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Ghana needs strategic interventions to scale up Internet penetration – Deputy Minister

Ghana requires strategic interventions and innovative policies to scale up its current 40 per cent internet penetration in order to make it more accessible and affordable to the ordinary Ghanaian. “So clearly 40 per cent internet penetration is nothing to write home about, because now the world is moving towards …

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MP calls for swift action on cyber crime

Mr Kobena Mensah Woyome, Member of Parliament (MP) for South Tongu has called for an immediate action to address the rising level of internet fraud using fake accounts created in the name of MPs and prominent citizens in the country. According to him the spate of internet fraud in Ghana …

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Christoph Fitih predicts Africa telecoms sector in 2020

As the new decade dawns, the telecommunications industry (specifically mobile), has finally woken up to the fact that its economics need to change, especially with the advent and expected widespread uptake of 5G. Much of this realisation has been driven by a need to move away from the consolidation of …

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Ghanaian AI framework gains acceptance into UNITU, WHO standardisation

A Ghanaian Artificial Intelligence (AI) entity that specialises in the development of AI solutions for healthcare has its work on ‘Precision Evaluation’ included in the United Nations work. The AI entity is added to the UN work on developing AI benchmarking standards for global health, technology bodies and AI developers. …

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Former NCA boss says he didn’t benefit from purchase of Pergasus hardware

A former Director-General of the National Communication Authority says he never benefitted personally from the purchase of the cyber security machine meant to secure the country’s cyber space. William Tetteh Tevie said when the Police conducted investigations into his personal accounts, no adverse report was found. According to Tevie he had …

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NIA says to start registration of citizens in central and western regions soon

The National Identification Authority (NIA) would commence the registration of citizens within Western and Western North regions as well as the Central Region. The exercise begins from January, 27and ends on 18 February, 2020. Professor Kenneth Agyeman Attafuah, the Executive Secretary of the Authority, told a press conference that in …

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NDC launches e-payment platform for resource mobilisation

The National Democratic congress (NDC) in its quest to recapture power has launched an Electronic payment platform to enable it to mobilise resources to support the party’s activities towards the 2020 general elections. The platforms will provide an opportunity to every patriotic Ghanaian to contribute any amount towards the 2020 …

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EC awards data centre contract to Persol Systems Limited

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of the new Production and Disaster Recovery Datacentre to Persol Systems Limited and began processes for construction. The telecommunication giant, MTN, has also secured the contract to provide network or internet connectivity services to …

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